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Malus x moerlandsii 'Profusion' (Crab apple 'Profusion')

Beginner
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1 hour care
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12m
Max height
12m
Max spread
20-50 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Malus x moerlandsii 'Profusion'

Other names

Crab apple 'Profusion'

Genus

Malus Malus

Variety or Cultivar

'Profusion' _ 'Profusion' is a mid-sized, deciduous tree with coppery-red young leaves which turn bronze-green as they mature. Its blossom is red-purple and slightly fragrant and it bears dark-purple fruits in autumn.


Malus x moerlandsii 'Profusion' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are scented in spring

Tree shape

Rounded to broadly spreading, Upright

Flower

Purple, Red in Spring

Foliage

Coppery-red in Spring; Bronze-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Woolly aphid , Fruit tree red spider mite Aphids , Caterpillars , Woolly aphid , Fruit tree red spider mite

Apple and pear canker , Apple scab , Powdery mildew Apple and pear canker , Apple scab , Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting


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Where to grow

Malus x moerlandsii 'Profusion' (Crab apple 'Profusion') will reach a height of 12m and a spread of 12m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, City, Cottage/Informal, Containers

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, moist, free-draining soil in full sun, although it will tolerate partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Malus x moerlandsii 'Profusion'

Other names

Crab apple 'Profusion'

Genus

Malus Malus

Variety or Cultivar

'Profusion' _ 'Profusion' is a mid-sized, deciduous tree with coppery-red young leaves which turn bronze-green as they mature. Its blossom is red-purple and slightly fragrant and it bears dark-purple fruits in autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are scented in spring

Tree shape

Rounded to broadly spreading, Upright


Colour

Flower

Purple, Red in Spring

Foliage

Coppery-red in Spring; Bronze-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Woolly aphid , Fruit tree red spider mite

Specific diseases

Apple and pear canker , Apple scab , Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Malus x moerlandsii 'Profusion' (Crab apple 'Profusion') will reach a height of 12m and a spread of 12m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, City, Cottage/Informal, Containers

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, moist, free-draining soil in full sun, although it will tolerate partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Need help with my crap apple profusion

I planted the tree 2 years ago and it has not settled well. The leaves are a bit grey and the tree looks as if it were tired without life. The coulor of the leaves are grey rather than green and with… read more

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